READ MARFA is dedicated to encouraging & inspiring young readers. Our volunteers partner with Marfa ISD to support literacy goals & build stronger community relationships.

Learning to read is key to a child’s future success, and access to books and shared reading time is an important part of early literacy development. READ MARFA volunteers make a positive impact in students’ lives by reading aloud to them during their school day. 

There are currently sixty trained volunteers participating in the program; together they provide over twenty-five hours of reading to Marfa Elementary students each week.  READ MARFA serves the school’s entire prekindergarten through Grade 4 population, including both Montessori and traditional classrooms, and also provides bilingual sessions for English language learners. 

To become a reading volunteer contact Ann Marie Nafziger, Coordinator, at

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Thanks to our team of fall volunteers: Adele Powers, Al Davis, Alan Dickson, Annemarie Miskovic, Barbara Wood, Brenda Silva Bentley, Carolyn Pfeiffer, Chris Cole, Daphne Cummings, Darby Hillman, David Beebe, David Walstrom, Dina Losoya, Edsel Vana, Elizabeth Redding, Emma Rogers, Emily Williams, Estevan Marquez, Genevieve Bassham, Georgina Brugette, Ginger Griffice, Glen Hanson, Jaimie Li, Jennifer Lees, Jerram Rojo, Jenny Moore, Joni Marginot, Julie Bernal, Kaci Fullwood, Karen Pate, Kathleen McKenna, Kathleen Walstrom, Katy Edwards, Kelly Ramsey, Laura Tucker, Lonn Taylor, Mary Etherington, Mary Lou Saxon, Meghan Gerety, Melissa Bent, Mike Green, Nick Terry, Nicki Ittner, Renee Mick, Sandra Hinojos, Scott May, Steve Raybourn, Suzanne Dungan, Tara Guevara, Travis Klunick, Rae Anna Hample, Valerie Breuvart, and Zeke Raney. READ MARFA is grateful for the support of Big Bend Coffee Roasters, The Big Bend Sentinel, Jane Bent, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa Education Foundation, Marfa ISD Parent Teacher Organization, Presidio County Courthouse, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.